2017 Acura RLX Release Date and Info

The fresh 2017 Acura RLX is a luxury sedan that offers plenty of upscale tidbits while still ensuring a smooth and serene ride. It features a spacious cabin, plenty of safety features, abundant standard features, and excellent crash test-scores. Its release date should be expected early next year.

2017 Acura RLX exterior, black color

For 2017, buyers should expect new 19” wheels, suspension and chassis upgrades, expanded package collection, new safety features: collision mitigation, road departure mitigation, an all-surround camera, and rear-cross traffic alert. Lastly, the new Sport Hybrid trim is set to arrive later in the year while the previous base trim will no longer be available as it has been discontinued.

Although mostly unchanged for 2017, the new 2017 Acura RLX will most probably drive below the radar in its class. Just to be honest, the exterior and interior styling is conservative and a mild change might have worked for it. But that shouldn’t mean that the RLX misses the point, its exterior and interior styling is still something worth taking a selfie with.

2017 Acura RLX exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Depending on your priorities, the new RLX offers plenty of features at a lower price tag if you were to compare it with its traditional and mostly higher priced German rivals.

To start off with, the base RLX features a standard navigation system, which is normally optional for most sedans. Other otherwise optional features include LED headlights, a suite of safety features, and keyless entry and ignition.

2017 Acura RLX silver color, headlights

Notably, the price across the entire trim level hasn’t increased from the previous year. Things remain unchanged under the hood of the 2017 RLX, it still comes with a 3.5L V6 engine that drives the fore wheels via a six-speed auto transmission system. For 2017 however, Acura has seen it fit to fine tune its suspension tuning and chassis in an effort to help it reduce road noise, improve ride handling and quality.

Despite the effort, the RLX still comes with some notable cons. They include: uncomfortable seats on longer trips; disconnected steering feel; and distracting digital screen interface.

2017 Acura RLX rear angle, taillights

Some of its rivals include 2017 Hyundai Genesis, 2017 Lexus GS 350, 2017 Audi A6, 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and 2017 BMW 5 Series.

Available Trims – Acura RLX

The 2017 RLX is available in three trims: Navigation, Technology Package, and the Advance Package.

2017 Acura RLX front angle, grille and headlights

As already mentioned, the 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid is expected later on.

Exterior Review & Interior Colors – 2017 Acura RLX

2017 Acura RLX leather seats, gear shift knob and steering wheel

The 2017 Acura RLX w/Navigation comes bundled with keyless ignition and entry, LED headlights, heated front seats, driver memory settings, leatherette upholstery, eight-way power adjustable front seats, automatic climate control (four-way), auto-dimming rearview mirrors, 19” alloy wheels, power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.

2017 Acura RLX interior,dashboard and gear shift knob

Standard electronics include a rearview camera, Pandora and Aha compatibility, ELS sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, dual displays, satellite and HD radios, and an auxiliary audio jack.

2017 Acura RLX exterior, grille

Opting for the Technology option package gets you a 14-speaker ELS sound system, automatic wipers, adaptive cruise control, and leather upholstery. The Advance package adds ventilated front seats, a power rear sunshade, an all-surround camera, Krell premium sound system, a heated steering wheel, and remote start.

2017 Acura RLX interior,leather seats and dashboard

2017 Acura RLX Engine Specs

For 2017, the RLX receives a carryover engine from the 2015 model. Under the hood is a 3.5L V6 engine rated at 310 hp and 272 lbs. of torque. Both the six-speed automatic transmission system and the FWD are the default systems.

Although slated to arrive later after the sedan’s debut, the 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid will combined the 3.5L engine with a three motor hybrid system, complete with electronically powered Acura’s Super Handling SH-AWD and torque vectoring. You can get the full information once it debuts.

2017 Acura RLX engine

During our 2017 Acura RLX test drive, the RLX with the Advance package sprints to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. The EPA fuel economy ratings available stand at 20/31/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Safety features include stability control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, traction control, driver knee airbag, side curtain airbag, and a rearview camera.

Release Date & 2017 Acura RLX Price

Once available, the new 2017 Acura RLX Hybrid will cost you an MSRP starting at $59,950, and $50,950 for the RLX sedan. The sedan should be available in dealerships early next year.

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2017 Acura RLX steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

2017 Acura RLX alloy wheels, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Acura RLX lcd screen and steering wheel

2017 Acura NSX Release Date, Specs and Review

The fresh 2017 Acura NSX is expected to make a triumphant comeback after a brief hiatus from the finest exotics club. Some of the highlights for 2017 include a comfortable and serene cabin, a new hybrid powertrain and an all-new AWD system that promises top-notch performance, and an outlandish style.

2017 Acura NSX
2017 Acura NSX

New add-ons to expect include a dramatic styling, an iconic nameplate, an aluminum body construction, an all-new, two-seat, mid-engine hybrid sports cars, and a V6 hybrid powerplant that offers in excess of 500 hp.

It has been almost four years now since the 2017 Acura NSX began its comeback to the collective automotive consciousness during the Detroit motor show, when the brand unmasked what the next-gen supercar will look like. Later, a commercial starring Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld signaled Acura’s promise of bracing its production version and a halo supercar that ultimately debuted earlier this year.

2017 Acura NSX front
2017 Acura NSX front

For 2017, the vehicle comes built on the steel and aluminum frame with a carbon-fiber floor insert. The body panels are made of a fiberglass-like composite and aluminum composite. This light-body shell, according to Acura, should help leverage the mass of the electric and hybrid components though the curb weight hasn’t been made public by Acura. The engineers say that the vehicle comes with a lowered center of gravity that should bode well for handling, however, we are yet to confirm the proclamations.

2017 Acura NSX back
2017 Acura NSX back

According to very credible sources, we expect the 2017 Acura NSX to weigh around 700 lbs. more than the existing model which translates to about 3,700 lbs. in total.

Price & 2017 Acura NSX Release Date

Acura hasn’t announced a revised on-sale date, after a development delay, but industry pundits claim its release date shouldn’t come before the Spring of 2016.

As for the sticker price, expect the vehicle to come featuring an MSRP starting from $150,000, which is about what other vehicles in the same segment go for. Some of its rivals include 2016 Porsche 911 and 2016 Audi R8 V10.

Engine Specs – 2017 Acura NSX

Just like the prior model, the new 2017 Acura NSX comes with a lowered center of gravity available as a two-seater. However, the new 2017 model will use a twin turbocharged direct injected V6 that powers the aft wheels via the dual-clutch nine-speed transmission system. A lithium-ion battery and three electric motors augment the V6.

Seating between the transmission and the engine is one of the motors, and provides an initial torque surge and regenerative braking before the turbos get up to full throttle. Also, it aides to quicken the gearchanges by slowing or spiking the engine via the shifts. The rest of the engines drive the front wheels and are mounted up front.

However, there is no connection between the front wheels and the V6, which naturally should enable the fore wheels a laudable degree of liberation from each other and even the rear. As the setup stands, it promises precise response and handling, but will have to be aided by the mini supercomputers that need to work in synergy to get it right.

No announcements have been made by Acura about the new engine’s specs yet. However, the V6 promises to deliver about 500 horsepower, while the addition of the electric power from the 2WD should add it up to about 550 horsepower, an output that stands well above what today’s elite sports cars generate.

Though we haven’t confirmed, the new 2017 Acura NSX will have a top speed of 190 mph and will hustle from 0-60 mph in just 2.7 seconds. We will schedule our test drive as soon as we get the invitation to do so, so keep checking for future updates.

Unfortunately, the EPA fuel economy mpg ratings aren’t available yet, but we expect the details to start trickling down soon.

Exterior Wallpaper & Interior Colors – 2017 Acura NSX

Interior wise, the new 2017 Acura NSX comes with a vast canvas of aluminum and leather befitting a racy car. Also, the cabin comes with flat bottom steering wheel, black and blue theme, high-door sills, tall center console, and a floating center stack.

2017 Acura NSX interior
2017 Acura NSX interior

Additionally, there are various drive modes including an electric-only operation, a track setting, and a low-speed mode will be available.

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2019 Acura RDX

Details about the Release Date for the 2019 Acura RDX

The third generation 2019 Acura RDX is finally going to be revealed. Thanks to recently released round of spy photos, we can confirm the model. The RDX is in fact Acura’s fist genuine compact SUV compact model. After the MDX outgrew its segment, the Japanese automaker decided to release the RDX as the best substitute. After two generations of vehicles, with the second one lingering longer that people saw it fit, the third-gen RDX is going to happen after number of teasers.

Since there are not a lot of information available about the release date, there are many assumptions. The 2019 Acura RDX has been spotted wearing heavy camo. It shows that the vehicle is ready for a massive overhaul. Even with them trying to be as secretive as humanly possible, some information has leaked. One such information is the potential release date. It states that we can expect the release of the model probably by the end of 2018.

How Much will the 2019 Acura RDX Cost?

The rumors about  pricing for the 2019 Acura RDX is thankfully not as high as some might think it would be. In fact, this model has been pitted to increase its price and get much more expensive. But this could not happen as it would not make it as competitive as the rivals are making it. This is why the entry level 2019 Acura RDX is probably going to cost somewhere around $35,800. Anything more than that would mean that the sales of the vehicle are probably not so well. This is not an increase but a retooling which makes the car acceptable in terms of the price seen in other models.

If you are looking to a more advanced version and a range topping RDX models, the prices will probably increase to $44,000 and $48,000. Some information are still scarce so the top tier models are going to cost mainly depending on the setup they place for it. We are hopeful in getting a vehicle that is not going to shatter the bank and still make it an acceptable model to buy.

2019 Acura RDX Rumors

There were a lot of rumors about new 2019 Acura RDX before. But there have been no confirmation of it actually coming out until now. This is the first time the pictures showed finally something solid. This helps us see what Acura has been cooking in their garage.

People started looking all hopes when the second generation, which debuted in 2013, received another update. All those updates meant that the car as being refreshed but never really made any progress towards something completely new. Now when the car has finally reached that point we can only guess what goodies lie inside. This is why we comprised this review which includes all the necessary and currently available information about the model. There are a lot of things to see and find out but here is some data that has leaked for now.

Potential Exterior Changes of the 2019 Acura RDX

The 2019 Acura RDX is probably going to change its appearance dramatically. Even through with a lack of information in regards with the exterior of the car, we can see that the amount of camo means just how much the car is planning to change. The front end will most likely add some kind of form or the Jewel-Eye headlights that recent Acura models are using.

The LED strips will have a different design compared to some other products. The old Acura beak is probably out, so you can expect to see a different kind of a grille design. It should be the diamond pentagon grille which will make the car a bit different. The corner vents and the openings are going to be a bit bigger down below.

The side of the car indicates much more muscular wheels for starters. They are probably going to add bigger wheel wells up front while the rear end will be positioned flusher compared to the front. A character line will be visible throughout the side of the car and we also expect to see a slight crease for the belt line.

The rear end is the part of the car which has been concealed the most. In fact the only noticeable thing is a smaller rear window. Everything else is mostly covered or concealed and does not help with our rendition of the car. We do expect to see longer rear haunches and a short rear fascia. The exhaust pipes will be placed in deep corners of the side of the car, while a major body line is going to run horizontally positioned just below the taillights.

New Color Variants for the 2019 Acura RDX

There is acutely no way to tell whether the newest 2019 Acura RDX is going to update the color offers. Just by viewing the pictures of the car we cannot really say what actually is going on. The camo is really heavy and except the basic coloring we are not really sure what updates are they bringing here. The current color offering of Basque Red Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Grigio Metallic and Palladium Metallic has probably becomes too standard for this model and they might decide to replace it. Actually we are hoping that they do. Another option is that they keep the standard colors but introduce some new ones which would be a much better option.

Dimensions and Size of the 2019 Acura RDX

With the new generation 2019 Acura RDX, we expect a new size of the vehicles. This is still not confirmed and the designers did not want to give any hints as of now. They are keeping their cards to close to their chest and it might just seem that they decide to keep the same size as of late.

The current car is 183.5 inches long overall and has a wheelbase of 105.7 inches. The height is exactly 66.1 inches while the width is 73.7 inches. All in all, these kind of numbers have been suitable for the car up till now. As Acura wants to keep the RDX the smallest car in their lineup, we do not see them expanding the size of the car. So the new dimensions will be close to the ones that we have now.

Interior Setup of the 2019 Acura RDX

The newest inside of the 2019 Acura RDX is going to be much innovative than the one that we have currently. There are no pictures of the inside, which leaves this model as a complete mystery. But we are fairly certain that they plan to redesign a lot of the interior of the car. This might mean that they might add a single, larger, tablet-like display. The car might have some new HVAC controls as well. In addition, it also may include a cleaner and more useful layout.

But besides the design and the technology, something that really needs to be updated for the 2019 Acura RDX is the quality of the materials inside. Although useful, the current RDX does not boast with really good materials on the inside. The new 2019 version should include some soft touch surfaces and will do best to add some leather materials to the interior of the car. This will most probably help with the quality of the ride and at the same time bring a much modern look for the Acura RDX.

What is Under the Hood of the 2019 Acura RDX?

The powering of the 2019 Acura RDX will most likely be updated. The currently used 3.5-liter V-6, available for all trims, is a solid engine but we feel that it is running its course. The vehicle will probably change it and this would also mean that the output of 279 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque will change. The newest Acura might go with a new version of this 2.0-liter and expand the output of this engine to 290 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The shifter will also need to be updated and we are looking at a much bigger solution this time around.

0-60 mph and Top Speed for the 2019 Acura RDX

If the 2019 Acura RDX changes the powertrain we might be looking at some better specs. The vehicle would actually do with a power boost. It seems that this type of change is a perfect one for the newest compact model. For now, the car is able to speed up to 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds and develops a top speed of 135 mph. We are hoping to see those specs improve.

Fuel Economy Specs for the 2019 Acura RDX

The 2019 Acura RDX has also not mention the possibility of bettering the fuel economy of the car. This is an issue that the manufacturer should fix. The current models does not have quite a good fuel economy, at least not among fellow rivaling cars. The vehicle is capable of consuming 19 mpg, highway at 27 and combined at just 22 mpg. These figures should get improvement for some future models if this one does not do the trick.